Fraunhofer SCAI ModelCompare
In 2016 CDH AG acquired marketing, sales and support rights from scapos AG to distribute the tool ModelCompare in Japan and USA.
ModelCompare is a plug-in for fi nite element (FE) pre- and post- processing tools. It provides a comparison of two similarly discretized FE models and portrays their differences in terms of geometry (mesh), material identifi ers (ID) and thickness. ModelCompare identifi es the differences between the two models based on the geometry described by the mesh. It uses specialized mapping techniques that lead to extremely short run times.
ModelCompare identifies the differences between the two models based on the geometry described by the mesh. It uses specialized mapping techniques that lead to extremely short run times.
Everybody involved in computer- aided engineering (CAE) has to deal with numerous designs that vary in geometry, material and boundary conditions. ModelCompare is a quick-look tool capable of determining the differences between two FE models, which are discretized similarly. With ModelCompare, you can quickly compare two FE models within the visualization tool used without going through the burden of manually determining the differences. To document the changes, a pdf report can be generated.
- A seamless interface as a plug-in:
ModelCompare is available as a plug-in for GNS Animator and can also be provided as a seamless, versatile interface for the visualization tool of your choice or as a stand-alone tool.
- Geometry changes:
An accurate estimation and depiction of the differences in the geometry of two FE models is made based on their nodal positions.
- Duplicated Parts in One Model:
Parts with the same shape and same mesh, which occur several times in a model, are identified independently of their orientation.
- Multi-parts detection:
A part in the fi rst model that is split into many parts in the second model can be identified as a set consisting of these parts.
- Detection of material-ID and thickness changes:
Differences in material-ID, thickness or user specifi ed function values between both models are detected.
- Detection of spotweld and RBE changes:
Differences in the attributes of the spotwelds (e.g., part identifiers, element identifiers, connected parts) along with new and missing spotwelds are identified and visualized.
- Reporting functionality